This painting is a commissioned piece. The client wanted a gard with a gloomy feeling, but refined aspect. He particularly wanted the character to be faceless and to stand on an abandoned balcony. Let's try to paint a picture matching this speech ^^
First, I wanted to nail the head concept so I tried to figure it out with a few sketches :
|The last skecth has been picked by the client (bottom right).|
|Detailed line work.|
I used a 3D software (sketchup) for the balcony. Here are 2 different views for it, finally I picked the first one and put it in my picture over my lines, after a selection with the corresponding tool (poly lasso).
It's really helpfull to use simple 3D to nail your perspective down, and I think it's a must to work with the professional timelines now, so it's good to learn it. ^^
Thanks for reading :) Cheers!